We propose a protocol for secure comparison of integers based on homomorphic encryption. We also propose a homomorphic encryption scheme that can be used in our protocol and makes it more efficient than previous solutions. Our protocol is well-suited for application in on-line auctions, both with respect to functionality and performance. It minimizes the amount of information bidders need to send, and for comparison of 16 bit numbers with security based on 1024 bit RSA (executed by two parties), our implementation takes 0.28 seconds including all computation and communication. Using precomputation, one can save a factor of roughly 10.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 12th Australasian Conference on Information Security and Privacy (ACISP 2007), 2-4 July 2007, Townsville, Australia|
|Editors||J. Pieprzyk, H. Ghodosi, E. Dawson|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|